Sexuality

  • # 22732

    JUDD, Craig

    Still life Stuart Black

    Melbourne] : Trustees of the Estate of Stuart Alan Black, 2012. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 84, illustrated. Scarce monograph on the painter Stuart Black (1937 – 2007), prominent member of the gay community and pioneer of Melbourne’s leather scene.

  • # 22511

    BERNIERE, Vincent and PRIMOIS, Mariel

    Sex Press : the Sexual Revolution in the Underground Press, 1963-1979

    New York : Abrams, 2012. Folio, illustrated wrappers, pp. 240, illustrated. New copy. From 1965 to 1975, an array of journals, magazines, fanzines, and underground presses were the voice of a dramatic sexual revolution. In Europe and the United States, this “sex press” consisted of publications such as Other Scenes, Yellow Dog, Actuel, Suck, The …

  • # 22228

    [BERCKELMAN, Colin B.]

    The Crisis by Eugene Field.

    Athens [i.e. Sydney], The Vaginal Press, 1938. Edition of 25 copies. Octavo, unbound and unsewn (folded, as issued), pp [iv] (preliminary blanks and title), 18 (last blank), [2] (limitation statement, verso blank); second blank with ex libris of Jean Elizabeth Stone (wife of bibliophile Walter Stone); outer pages foxed and with a couple of rust …

  • # 22147

    BUCKLEY, Jim & PHILLIPS, Mary (publishers); GOLDSTEIN, Al (executive editor)

    Screw. (Volume 1, Issues 1-3)

    New York, NY : Screw (Jim Buckley and Mary Phillips), 1968-69. Volume 1, Issue 1, 19 November 1968; Volume 1, Issue 2, 21 December 1968; Volume 1, Issue 3, 24 January 1969. Three unbound issues, folio newspaper, 420 x 290 mm, pp 12, photographic illustrations; each with a neat horizontal fold, as issued; very well …

  • # 21809

    HETTLINGER, Richard F.

    Living with sex : the student’s dilemma (Hugh Hefner’s copy)

    New York : The Seabury Press, 1966. Octavo, boards in dustjacket, pp. 185, wet stamp from the Playboy Library (dated Mar 3 1966) and bookplate for the private library of Hugh Hefner to front free endpaper. A fine copy of this guide to sexual activity at college. Provenance : The personal library of Hugh M. …

  • # 21791

    ROYE, Horace (Horace Roye-Narbeth) (1906-2002)

    [EROTICA] Rhapsody in colour

    London : The Camera Studies Club, [1943]. First edition. Folio (348 x 280 mm), publisher’s cloth over boards with copper-coloured stamped lettering to upper board, spiral bound; title leaf, followed by [12] leaves of colour plates of erotic female nude studies taken from Roye’s studio photographs, each with an alluring title printed beneath the image …

  • # 21811

    MASTERS, William H.; JOHNSON, Virginia E.

    Homosexuality in perspective (Hugh Hefner’s copy)

    Boston : Little, Brown and Company, 1979. First edition. Octavo, boards in dustjacket, pp. xiv; 450, pale foxing to fore edge, bookplate for the private library of Hugh Hefner to front free endpaper. “The authors offer findings on the comparative sexual responses of homosexuals and heterosexuals; comparative functional efficiencies of heterosexuals and homosexuals; a group …

  • # 21812

    MASTERS, R. E. L.

    Forbidden sexual behaviour and morality. An objective re-examination of perverse sex practices in different cultures (Hugh Hefner’s copy)

    New York : The Julian Press, 1964. Fourth printing. Octavo, boards, pp. xiv; 431, pale foxing to fore edge, wetstamp from the Playboy Library to front free endpaper (dated Dec 7 1964), bookplate for the private library of Hugh Hefner to front pastedown endpaper. Provenance : The personal library of Hugh M. Hefner, housed at …

  • # 21810

    ZILBERGELD, Bernie

    Male sexuality. A guide to sexual fulfillment (Hugh Hefner’s copy)

    Boston : Little, Brown and Company, 1972. Third printing. Octavo, boards in dustjacket, pp. xii; 334, bookplate for the private library of Hugh Hefner to front free endpaper. A fine copy of this guide to male sexual behaviour, with reference to the Playboy magazine included. Provenance : The personal library of Hugh M. Hefner, housed …

  • # 21979

    ALEAXANDER GOODMAN (pseud.) [HAIMSOHN, George]

    The gay psychedelic sex book : collages and limericks

    [Washington, D.C.] : Guild Press, 1967. First edition, first printing. Oblong octavo, pictorial wrappers, staple bound, [46] pp, homoerotic photo collages with an accompanying limerick (including one about “A blond young Australian named Dennis”) on each page, a fine copy, near mint. The Guild Press, owned and run by H. Lynn Womack, was possibly the …

  • # 21612

    BLAIR, Ralph

    An evangelical look at homosexuality

    New York : Homosexual Community Counseling Center, [1977]. Octavo, original printed wrappers (a little sunned), pp 12, inside front cover with author bio., inside back cover with advertisements for other HCCC publications by the same author; a very good copy. Originally published in 1972 as The Gay evangelical in the periodical Homosexuality and Religion (no. 13). …

  • # 21600

    WOMEN ORGANIZED FOR REPRODUCTIVE CHOICE

    [ABORTION] The New Right vs. Women’s rights.

    Chicago, IL : Women Organized for Reproductive Choice, 1980. Octavo, original lavender and black wrappers (a little sunned), staple bound, pp 36, with b/w photographic illustrations of protests in Chicago and New York against the Hyde Amendment; anti-“Pro-Life” publication that provides an expose of new right / anti-choice organisations and figures in the United States, …

  • # 21583

    DIVINE (Harris Glenn Milstead) (1945-1988)

    Come spend the night with me …

    [New York : Alan Rish, 1984]. Colour photo postcard, 151 x 117 mm, verso with printed invitation: ‘Alan Rish cordially invites you to spend a night with Divine. Performance Midnight, Monday, April 2nd, 1984. Limelight, West 20th Street and 6th Avenue. Complimentary admission for you and a guest’; the card is addressed to Dirk Rountree, …

  • # 21270

    CROWELL, Anthony

    European swingers and swappers.

    Van Nuys, California : Dominion Publishing Co., 1968. First edition, first printing. “A Triumph fact book”. Trade paperback, octavo, lemon and pink wrappers, pp 187, [4 advertisements]; a fine copy. ‘Revealing case histories! Where do the world’s most notorious swingers reside? Europe has always been infamous for its wild and uninhibited sex antics, and as …

  • # 20882

    SMITH, W. Robertson

    Kinship and marriage in early Arabia. (Presentation copy)

    Cambridge : at the University Press, 1885. Octavo, gilt-lettered brown cloth (slightly canted), shelf mark to foot of spine, bookplate from David James Banjamin to pastedown, presentation inscription ‘with the author’s kind regards’ to preliminary blank, wet stamp to verso of title page, pp. xiv; 322, (2), (16 – publisher’s catalogue dated November 1885), internally …

  • # 20886

    Various

    A large collection of gay and lesbian literature

    A collection of 216 publications mostly dating from the 1960s to the 1990s relating to gay and lesbian themes, including pulp literature, erotic novels, works by notable homosexual authors, and a variety of LGBT issues. Sourced from a single collection, the majority of works are English, American and Australian. A substantial and valuable resource relating …